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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – LETTER M – MAGIC BELLE

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – LETTER M – MAGIC BELLE

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-15-2017-letter-m.html

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“Magic”, by Pilot, was released in 1974, on the album titled, “From the Album of the Same Name”. It was written by William Lyall and David Paton, and is on the EMI label.

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“Ma Belle Ami”, by The Tee Set, was released in 1969, on the album, “Ma Belle Ami”. It was written by Peter Tetteroo and Hans Van Eijck, and is on the Colossus label.

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Check back on Monday for the opening of the next Mystery Box. The Mystery Box Chickens and I wish you all a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

DOWN THE POETRY PATH

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Today is World Poetry Day. I’m re-blogging this poem from 2015, because it mentions lots of poetry forms. 🙂 enjoy!

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Today is the last day of the Daily Post, Writing: 201, Poetry, course from Blogging U. It has been lots of fun, and I have learned a lot about writing poems. I’m glad I signed up to do this, and will continue to write and learn more. Thank you to all who have visited here, enjoyed reading, and left comments. I appreciate your support. 🙂 …

The assignment for today was to write a sonnet, about the future, and using chiasmus (key-AHS-mus) which is taking a few words written one way, then reversing it. I tried my best to do the sonnet, but found it to be a bit difficult. There were so many things to remember that go into one! A bit unorthodox, I know, but I have this in two parts…and, I’m sure this broke down into a somewhat free verse, but hope you enjoy it!

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Of My Father’s Watch

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Of My Father’s Watch

Becoming The Muse

My Father’s Watch

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My father had a watch, a Seiko Kinetic automatic watch, stainless steel with 17 jewels. You know the kind you don’t wind up, and as long as you wear it regularly, somehow it self-winds, and ticks on and on and on…. It came in a black velvet box with a warranty card that declared a lifetime guarantee, I have always wondered how long a life time guarantee lasts, whose lifetime do they mean when they say lifetime guarantee…….

My father had a watch a Seiko Kinetic; he wore it every day from the day he got it, a Christmas present from some duty-free shop at some airport somewhere. I do not know how much it cost but I am sure it wasn’t a price one sneezed at… He wore it so much that the skin beneath it was lighter toned than the rest of his arm. When…

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GHOST DOG

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GHOST DOG

Who are you?

I am Ghost Dog

Why are you here?

To protect you

Where are you from?

Beyond the veil

When did you appear?

When the shadows moved

What should I know?

Unseen entities are real

Who sent you here?

Your spirit guide

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 Words – Ghost – https://dversepoets.com/2017/02/13/quadrille-25/

Thanks for hosting the Q44, Kim! Great prompt word! 🙂

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The image in the photo just appeared on my computer monitor awhile back. It looks like a dog to me, so that’s what I call it…my Ghost Dog. … I don’t know, exactly when it came, but it is always there. It doesn’t matter how many times I clean the screen, it is still there. Anyway, I thought I’d ask it some questions, just to see what comes into my mind. These words are the result.

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© 2017 BS

 

 

SOCS – SO, SOW, SEW

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 11/17

Today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday includes the words, so, sow, and sew. Join in the fun by clicking the above link. 🙂

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#SOCS starts with ‘SO’. Just noticed that.

Do you ever say ‘so-so’? Like when someone asks how you’re doing, you just answer, “I’m doing so-so.” I think that means everything is going along as normal as possible. Nothing bad, nothing good, just so-so.

I like to start sentences with the  -so- word. I don’t know why, and it does become repetitive, so… I have to go back and take some of the ‘so’ words out.

Next up is the same sounding word, ‘sow’. Like when you plant seeds in a garden or flower pot. I do that a lot in the spring. I’m not good at growing plants, but I keep sowing seeds, to see what, if anything comes up. This word could also sound like a pig…sow, which sounds completely different from ‘sow’, even though it’s spelled the same way. How would you phonetically spell that? I don’t know. I just tried sounding it out, but my mouth made funny expressions, so I stopped trying to sound out ‘sow’ like a pig.

I used to do a lot of sewing. I still have a sewing machine, and get it out once in awhile. Used to you could buy fabric and a pattern to make an outfit of some kind, and it was cheaper than buying it ready-made. Last time I checked, this wasn’t the case anymore. So…I don’t sew clothes these days.

That’s about all.

Happy Weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – ELECTRONIC

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One Word Photo Challenge: Electronic

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Here’s a photo of 2 of my electronic, hand-held games. It’s called 20Q, and is very fun to play. 🙂

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20 Q (the game)

Based on a parlor game called Twenty Questions, Robin Burgener, in 1988, invented a hand held electronic game he called 20Q. He was experimenting with using AI – Artificial Intelligence.

When you turn this game on, it will ask you to think of something for it to guess. It has a display screen that you can read it’s questions, and buttons you can push, to log in your answer, either yes, no, sometimes, or unknown.

This ‘toy’ will ask you a series of 20 simple questions. As you keep answering the questions posed, the device will build on them, to ultimately guess what you were thinking about.

In between the questions, it will make funny comments to you. On the package it comes in it states that it can read your mind. One of the comments it makes, is that it is spooky how it knows what you are thinking. 

It is not programmed. It somehow ‘learns’ from every answer you give, and every time turns out different. Most of the time it guesses right!

I have two of these 20Q games, and have been amazed at how it can even do this. It occasionally does miss the answer, and will make a funny comment about how you can’t win them all. 

I think it is a bit weird to be holding a sort of ‘mini brain’ right there in my hand. Like it says…it’s spooky!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

JUST JOT IT JANUARY – HISTORY

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 29th/17

The Just Jot It January 29th prompt, brought to you by KL Caley of new2writing, is: “History.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to KL as well! Here’s her blog: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/about-me/

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Today’s prompt word is ‘history’.

I took history classes in school. It was kind of interesting, but at the time I didn’t really think much about it, besides passing a test on the subjects. All that history from way back when, seemed just like it was a story someone was telling, where you take it or leave it, because it had nothing to do with ‘our’ present day activities. Now I wish I’d paid more attention.

There has been a lot of personal history for each of us. Every second we live, we are making our own timeline we can look back on with fondness or regret. Each of us have our own history unique to ourselves. However, there are many dates in our shared histories, as well. I’ve been around for quite a while, and have some memories of these:

  • the first televised Presidential Debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon ( 1960)
  • the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963)
  • the televised moon landing, and men walking on the moon (1969)
  • the assassination of John Lennon 1980)
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (1986)
  • Space Shuttle Columbia disaster (2003)
  • the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center 2001)

Most of these are not good news history, but they stand out as most of the world heard about them at the time they happened.

There were many newsworthy and exciting things going on, and making history, too. I remember a time before computers and cell phones were available for general use. There were lots of new ideas in fashion and music. So much history is being made, even today, that we and those that come after us, will look back on.

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This song has a lot of history in the lyrics.

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© 2017 BS


JJJ & SOCS – WOOD

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 28/17

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Today is a combo of the Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday challenges. The topic to use is the word ‘wood or would’.

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Would you believe I like to do wood burning? I like to make designs in wood, with the hot styling tool, whatever you call it. It has different tips to use for different designs you might want to try, even for writing words. I got my first wood burning set when I was a kid. I guess, back then, it wasn’t considered a dangerous toy for a kid to mess around with. I don’t remember getting burned by it. I have done some projects fairly recently, too. I do like the smell of the burning wood.

We don’t have a fireplace, so we don’t burn any wood that way. We have burned mesquite wood on the grill, though. That smells really good, too, and gives the food a nice flavor.

Here’s a song I remember hearing many times in the past. It’s about a wooden heart. This one is from 1961, sung by Joe Dowell. It was a cover of the song done by Elvis Presley, in 1960. I think this is the one I remember hearing the most. 🙂

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© 2017 BS